FINLEY REMAINS ON STEELERS RADAR?
Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley recovering from a major neck injury, has a decision to make. Collect a $10 million insurance policy or come back to the NFL for much less money.
One team trying to lure Finley back to the field is the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“Pittsburgh have showed me a couple deals, but we all know the money ain’t what it’s supposed to be,” Finley said, who has 223 career catches for 2,785 yards and 20 touchdowns. “If I quit the game right now, I can take tax-free money ($10 million), and that’s a difficult thing that I’m going through with myself …”
The Steelers have all the information they need on Finley as team neurosurgeon, Dr. Joseph Maroon, performed Finley’s surgery in November and cleared him in May.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has been chasing Finley for years, pursuing the tight end two seasons ago in free agency when Finley signed a two year, $14 million contract.
Finley, 27, is likely to play football this season instead of taking the tax free money but it’s unlikely to be in Pittsburgh.
Finley is said to be looking for at least $4 million per season.
A healthy Heath Miller and Finley, would have the Steelers primed to be much improved in the redzone and give Todd Haley a ton of options.